India on Friday conveyed its strong protest to US over their terror report mentioning Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) as “Azad Jammu & Kashmir.” The terror report also mentions that the area being used by terrorists to carry out attack in India.
As per the report in a leading newspaper, the Indian government approached US authorities after the report was made public. An official spokersperson of external affairs ministry said that the matter has been raised to US authorities and lodged the protest.
It is first time that US has referred PoK as “Azad Jammu & Kashmir” which is an error in itself as the area has been controlled by Pakistan Army. Earlier, US used to refer PoK as "Pakistan-administered Kashmir."
However, the US report mentions Indian state as Jammu & Kashmir which earlier used to be mentioned as “Indian-administered Kashmir.”
PoK is part of the Kashmir region, which is the subject of a long-running conflict between India and Pakistan. The territory shares a border with Gilgit–Baltistan.
The territory also borders Pakistan's Punjab province to the south and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to the west. To the east, Azad Kashmir is separated from the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir by the Line of Control.